Ludlul Bel Nemeqi (The Way of a Pilgrim)
Ludlul Bel Nemeqi (The Way of a Pilgrim): Let Me Praise the Lord of wisdom (Tablet II )
Clay tablet written in Akkadian
H. 14 cm; W. 8.2 cm; D. 2.9 cm
Copy from the Library of Ashurbanipal in Nineveh, 7th century BC (original from the Kassite Period: probably the reign of King Nazi-maruttash, early 13th century BC)
The nobleman Shubshi-meshre-Shakkan, crushed by misfortune in spite of leading an honorable life, recovers his health and prosperity thanks to Marduk
Paris, Musée du Louvre: on deposit from the British Museum, K 2518-DT 358
© 2007, Musée du Louvre/Raphaël Chipault